Uncle Frank’s Low Rider 1963 Impala

Uncle Frank gets a lot of satisfaction  from restoring vintage cars,

He is a grand master of restoration.


He was showing Michael and Jack how the car lowered down




Here is Uncle Frank with his latest acquisition- 1963 Chevy


IMG_2940You’ve seen this one before on the blog



See his 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria


And  his 1933 Plymouth



IMG_2928Popsicles from Uncle Franks for the cousins who visited Archie’s Garage this afternoon.


Aerial Photography at the Car Show Monday Night

Aunt Linda and Aunt Marlene are in production, baking for their niece’s wedding this Saturday.  But that will be a separate post.

I took the alphabet message and shape cookie cutters up to West Mifflin Monday night.  (They still had the Laura and James names in place inside the heart shape- sweet memories)

Uncle Frank and Uncle Donald (Mark’s FIL) went upstreet to the West Mifflin Social Club where Uncle Frank was showing his two spectacular vehicles along with some other car aficionados.

Uncle Frank's Car  and TruckYou may have seen Uncle Frank and Aunt Linda when he went to pick up the bride for a wedding post 



And while we were there I met Dave who photographs cars and prints the images on T -shirts and who does Aerial Photography with his JDI helicopter-like drone camera system. WOW. You can’t go higher than 400 feet and you have to take it slow.

Getting it up and off the ground. It uses a GPS
Getting it up and off the ground. It uses a GPS



aerial photography at the car show (1)Like a hobby toy airplane, Dave at the controls.

aerial photography at the car show

Looks like a UFO to me

jdi hovers



Back to earth and then to the van to print



printer in the van

What a setup Dave had in his van




aerial photographye car show 2

WOW, it is amazing.


aerial photography at the car show 2

Dave explains his display of a big show.  Tonight’s show was small cause people were worried it might rain.


our photo by a droneDave was generous and took my photo with Donald.  I think Donald was planning on adding a JDI hover drone camera to his wish list.  Looks like a serious toy.



music mobile

Music supplied by the host’s sound system



pinup girl on antennae

Pin-up girl on the antennae detail




And another post about Uncle Frank and his 1955 Ford Pick-Up.

Check out that wooden truck bed   More than 2500 people looked at it in March.


Found a really interesting article on Drone Photography at National Geographic   So You Want to Shoot Aerial Photography Using Drones?

car cruise

Remember Uncle Frank’s ’53 Chevy?

Do you remember seeing Uncle Frank’s Chevrolet (1953) when he was just putting the engine in?

Here’s what it looks like now after all the work  (love) he has put into it!  Shot from the passenger window- the interior.

uncle franks chevy



uncle franks chevy (2)